General Heating Air Conditioning


Commercial & Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Service from New Orleans to the Northshore


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General Heating and Air Conditioning is one of the largest local air conditioning and heating companies in the Greater New Orleans area and has been servicing the residents of New Orleans and the Northshore for over fifty years. We offer repair, maintenance and installation services for all your Louisiana heating and cooling needs, including:

  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Heating Units and Systems      
  • Custom Duct Build

General Heating and Air Conditioning can install either our preferred system or any system that you may require. If you have any special needs, please give us a call; our sales staff will be happy to assist you to ensure that you get what you need.

Over 60 Years of Heating & Cooling Service for New Orleans & Northshore Residents & Businesses

Opened in 1952 by Charles L. Gambel Sr., the Gambel family has always owned and operated General Heating and Air Conditioning. The baton was passed down in 1976 to Charles L. Gambel Jr., and once again in 2001 to the third generation of Gambels.

Combining the old fashion values of integrity and customer satisfaction with the latest technical advances offered by today's research allows our customers to have the best of both worlds! Louisiana residents and businesses trust General Heating and Air Conditioning to deliver:

  • Reliable, Trained Staff
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Quick, Easy, Painless Delivery
  • Best Prices for the Best Service
  • Many years of excellent service to the New Orleans area

We are confident that our services will benefit your home or business guaranteed!
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Air Conditioner Service/Maintenance in New Orleans
Friday, April 08, 2016

If you live in New Orleans (or anywhere else for that matter), you need to have your air conditioning unit serviced at least once per year by a trained professional. According to, improper maintanance is one of the main reasons air conditioners cease working, or fail to cool your space properly.    Maintaining Your Air Conditioner - Department of Energy Tips   Over time, if you don't have your unit serviced, the coils can become clogged with dirt, decreasing air flow and creating a kind of artificial insulation reducing it's ability to absorb heat. Coil fins can become bent and also prevent air flow. Drains can become clogged. You can prevent all of these issues (and more) by having your unit inspected and serviced at least once per year.    You can also help yourself out, by keeping debris like leaves and dirt away from your unit. These get "sucked" up into the unit over time. Also, if you are moving your lawn or using a weed eater, make sure  [ ... ]

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Now is the Time to Have Your AC Checked
Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring is here New Orleans, and now is the time to have your air conditioning unit serviced. Over the last few weeks you've probably used both your heater and air conditioner in the same 24 hour period. But it won't be long until your air is needed nearly around the clock.    Heat and Air conditioning are the number one energy expense for your home and business. Here are a few energy saving tips:   #1: Turn your thermostat up to 78 when you are not in the home. #2: Leave blinds closed to keep "sun heat" out #3: Use fans to help keep you cool so you won't need to turn the air on high   If you notice icing on your unit: As you are using your AC more throughout the day, you might notice some icing on the unit. This is NEVER good, and you need to call a technician to come out right away.    Summer is on the way. Don't wait until the first hot day to have your AC serviced. Just becuase it is working while it's cool, doesn't mean it will work whe [ ... ]

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Heat Tricks - Save Money on Heating Bill
Monday, January 25, 2016

   14 Great ways to reduce your heating bill! Check out this article from Popular Mechanics. It outlines some great ways to keep heat from escaping from your home. Did you know that you can insulate the plates around outlets to keep heat from escaping? This is just one of many great tips. Check it out!   Click the link below:    Popular Mechanics Article on Saving Money on Heating   Also, don't forget, one the BEST ways to reduce heating bills is to have your heating unit inspected by one of our professional crew members. This is something the US Department of Energy recommends having done annually. 

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Energy Saving = Money Saving A Guide for You
Sunday, January 04, 2015Energy Saving = Money Saving A Guide for You

Saving Energy IS Saving Money: A Guide to Energy Efficiency in Your Home or Business   Did you know that dirt and neglect are the two main reasons that heat and air systems fail? Do you know what to do about it?   Did you know that HALF of all your utility bill is from heating and air conditioning your home?    Did you know that home utiities can give off TWICE as much greenhouse gasses as your car?   Energy Star, the governments energy saving program, has provided this amazing PDF guide to saving money on heating and air conditioning. It is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to protect the environment and save yourself money both in the short and long run. It is worth reading.   Please check it out:   For more tips from Energy Star visit: [ ... ]

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When Should I Replace My Furnace
Monday, December 15, 2014When Should I Replace My Furnace

When should my furnace be replaced?   This is a question we are asked a lot here in New Orleans: When should I replace the furnace in my home?     According to Energy Star and other sources, you should consider replacing your furnace if:   #1: It is more than 15 years old #2: If your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old

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